As summer approaches so does an abundance of delicious fruits such as mangoes, nectarines, peaches and even figs. Figs are our favourite and it’s not hard to see why as these little fruits are full of antioxidants, calcium, some B vitamins, potassium. Figs are even high in fibre so they can help keep your bowel movements regular. There is even research that suggest figs are great for hormone balancing as they can help remove excess oestrogen from the body. Paired with tahini they become the ultimate hormone balancing treat as tahini is high in phytoestrogens which can further help keep your oestrogen levels balanced.
Here’s a healthy treat that is great for you and your hormones. You can use cacao powder instead of carob but for those sensitive to caffeine we recommend using carob.
6-8 dried figs (can be bought from local markets or health shops)
3 Tbs Coconut Oil
3-4 Tbs Tahini
11/2 Tbs Carob powder
Melt coconut oil on low heat in a small pot or in a bowl over a pot of boiling water
Add tahini to pot and stir in until smooth and creamy.
Add Carob powder and stir in. Mixture should be thick and similar to nut butter. If too runny, add more Tahini.
Add more Carob powder to taste
Remove pot from stove and leave to cool for a few minutes.
Dip figs in the mixture and make sure entirely covered. Place on a plate or flat container. Do the same for the remaining figs.
Put in the freezer for 1/2 an hour then enjoy
Best kept in the freezer until you would like one then remove and let defrost for 2-5 mins before eating.
If you simply enjoy fresh figs then just cut in half and smother with some tahini for that ultimate healthy sweet treat.